Criminal Defamation Law in India
By Team Legistify / 2016-05-14
Defamation refers "Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person's reputation; decreases the respect,regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person"

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In Bhagwad Gita, "For a Man of honour Defamation is worse than death". It is considered as Great Evil. Reputation is an integral and important part of the dignity of the individual and Right to reputation is an inherent right guaranteed by Article 21 and it is also called as natural rights.

While Rights of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) of Constitution of India i s not absolute and has imposed reasonable restrictions for exercising rights in the interest of the security of state, friendly relations with foreign states, public order, decency, morality, contempt of court, defamation.

Defamation

Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person's reputation; decreases the respect, regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person.

Ingredients

Defamation refers "Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person's reputation; decreases the respect,regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person"

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